Master of Architecture - University of Newcastle

Luke Beasley

Bader Al Moulah

Luke Beasley

Interchange cAMPUS, nEWCASTLE NSW

In the collaborative project Anarchitecture (1974), the artist and architect Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978), manipulates founding modernist Louis Sullivan’s dictum that ‘form follows function’ to become ‘form fallows function’. If Matta Clark’s wordplay means anything it implies that a rigid adherence to certain ideas of form will restrict an object or a building’s usefulness.

In a test of this idea and its application in dealing with the environmental travails of our time, this proposed UoN campus project will recycle an existing car park as an alternative to demolition and rebuild.